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Greek Orthodox church in US gets 1st new leader in 20 years

Jun. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Greek Orthodox church of the United States, a far-flung denomination of 1.5-million members, on Saturday installed its first new leader in 20 years — a lifelong European whose top priority is completing construction of a shrine in New York City linked to the Sept. 11 attacks....

Syrian refugee held for trial in alleged church bomb plot

Jun. 21, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Syrian refugee was ordered to remain behind bars until his trial on charges he plotted to bomb a Pittsburgh church to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, who came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2016, was arrested Wednesday while meeting with...

Police: Man spread terror propaganda before officer attack

Jun. 21, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old Islamic State follower who was shot after throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a police officer in metro Phoenix earlier this year had used text messages to spread terror propaganda to a friend, according to documents released by authorities. Ismail Hamed sent a...

Tanzania scolds US for alert warning of rumors of attacks

Jun. 21, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's government has scolded the United States for issuing a terror alert warning American citizens about rumors of impending attacks in an area of Dar es Salaam popular with foreigners. A foreign ministry statement issued Thursday says the alert created panic among some...

Police to face criminal probe on 'lapses' over Easter blast

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general on Thursday directed the acting police chief to initiate a criminal investigation against nine senior police officers for their "lapses" to prevent and minimize the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. In a letter sent to...

Prosecutors: Syrian man planned ISIS-fueled church bombing

Jun. 19, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Syrian refugee who came to the U.S. three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the Islamic State of Iraq, federal authorities said in announcing the man's arrest Wednesday. A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

Canadian man gets 26 years for role in suicide attack

Jun. 18, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Canadian man to 26 years in U.S. prison for supporting a group of jihadists who committed a 2009 suicide attack that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. The sentence came over the objections of several family members of the soldiers, who appeared in...

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Jun. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night,...

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

Jun. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria's Borno state. Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency...